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Forest City man hospitalized after vehicle rollover

Forest City man hospitalized after vehicle rollover

HANCOCK COUNTY – A Forest City man was hospitalized in Mason City after a vehicle rollover Tuesday afternoon. Authorities were called to a crash site in Hancock county Tuesday at…

NIACC’s Young signs with William Penn

NIACC’s Young signs with William Penn

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Kadejah Young signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at William Penn University, an NAIA school in Oskaloosa. William Penn, which is…

Latest in Ventura: Sewers, sirens malfunction; loud bike complaints

Latest in Ventura: Sewers, sirens malfunction; loud bike complaints

VENTURA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources was called on May 12 because one private sewer hook up malfunctioned on East Lake street and seeped into the waters of…

Cerro Gordo campgrounds now fully operational

ROCK FALLS – Effective Wednesday May, 14, 2014 the water system at Wilkinson Campground in Rock Falls, IA is in full operation. With the water being fully operational the camping…

Felon with shotgun faces prison time after guilty verdict in federal court

Felon with shotgun faces prison time after guilty verdict in federal court

CEDAR RAPIDS – A felon who possessed a sawed-off shotgun was convicted by a jury Tuesday after a two-day trial in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Patrelle Jose Green-Bowman, age…

Branstad to sign bill providing an income tax credit for volunteer EMS technicians and fire fighters

Branstad to sign bill providing an income tax credit for volunteer EMS technicians and fire fighters

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced he will sign House File 2459 Friday, May 16, 2014, at noon. The bill signing will be held at West Des Moines Public…

Lime Creek Nature Center sets day camp schedule for summer

Lime Creek Nature Center sets day camp schedule for summer

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center has set its Day Camp schedule for the summer. The Tiny Tots and Insectigation camps are co-sponsored with the Mason City Recreation…

Swaledale sidewalk replacement cost latest item to face town council

SWALEDALE – The Swaldedale town council wrestled with a decision on how to repair an experiment gone wrong. Just a few years ago, the sidewalk in front of the Swaledale…

Pregnant Iowa woman eats burger with weed on it

Pregnant Iowa woman eats burger with weed on it

OTTUMWA, IA – A six-week pregnant woman in this mid-sized Iowa town is said to have been served a cheeseburger laced with marijuana from her favorite McDonald’s restaurant. According to…

Blue Stars to return to Waldorf campus

Blue Stars to return to Waldorf campus

FOREST CITY – This spring will be the third consecutive year that the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps will hold their spring training on the Waldorf College campus. They…

Supreme Court wants to know: Should law school graduates from Iowa be allowed to skip bar exam?

Supreme Court wants to know: Should law school graduates from Iowa be allowed to skip bar exam?

DES MOINES – This week, the Iowa Supreme Court issued an order requesting public comment on The Iowa State Bar Association’s (ISBA) recommendation to allow graduates of Iowa’s two law…

Hampton man wins $100K playing lottery scratch ticket game

Hampton man wins $100K playing lottery scratch ticket game

DES MOINES – A North Iowa man purchased some instant-scratch tickets on a suggestion from a co-worker and ended up winning a $100,000 top prize. Matthew Spangenberg of Hampton and a…

Swaledale man sentenced to prison after leading police on dangerous chase

Swaledale man sentenced to prison after leading police on dangerous chase

HAMPTON – A swaledale man who led law enforcement on a dangerous chase throughout North Iowa was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday. Mason City police said the trouble…

Sen. Cruz: Congress, not an Unelected Commission, should lead on modernizing telecommunications laws

Sen. Cruz: Congress, not an Unelected Commission, should lead on modernizing telecommunications laws

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding legislation he is drafting to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from expanding its authority over the…

Mason City man to face trial in June, charged with helping hide wanted man

Mason City man to face trial in June, charged with helping hide wanted man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man will stand trial in June, accused of helping to hide a wanted Swaledale man. Mason City police applied for an arrest warrant for…

Algona women fined, placed on probation in prescription forgery case

Algona women fined, placed on probation in prescription forgery case

MASON CITY – Two Algona women arrested in 2012 in connection to an investigation into forged prescriptions were eventually given light sentences, court records show. Gina Splitt, age 36, had…

Iowa track team lands highly-ranked discuss thrower

Iowa track team lands highly-ranked discuss thrower

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa director of track and field Larry Wieczorek announced Wednesday that Reno Tuufuli has committed to join the Hawkeyes in 2014. Tuufuli attends Liberty High…

Shultz says Obamacare is a disaster, would repeal it

Shultz says Obamacare is a disaster, would repeal it

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz launched his second campaign ad Wednesday, as he battles several other candidates for the Republican nod in his bid for Congress.…